ALRP Annual Reception 2023

October 19, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom

Bring your friends and colleagues for an evening of fun, networking, and community as we acknowledge ALRP’s immense impact in the Bay Area over the past four decades. Luscious libations, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and an exciting live auction await you!

This year, we would like to especially highlight our 40th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor, Gilead Sciences, which has provided ALRP with generous program grants in addition to annual sponsorship since 2006. Gilead is joined by dozens of committed local Sponsors whose collective impact has sustained our work for four decades.

We are pleased to introduce our 40th Anniversary Honorees:

Laura Thomas, MPH, MPP – Clint Hockenberry Award

From her days as an AIDS activist with ACT UP in San Francisco through her current work as the Senior Director of HIV & Harm Reduction Policy at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Laura has been a leader in the HIV/AIDS fight. In bestowing the Clint Hockenberry Leadership award to Laura Thomas, ALRP honors the many lives who have been saved as a result of the sound public policy advanced by this true San Francisco treasure.

Steven Chizen, Esq. – ALRP Attorney of the Year

A relatively new ALRP Panel Attorney, Steven Chizen has demonstrated his commitment to ALRP’s mission by accepting over 20 cases in the just the last year. Steven has represented clients in need of legal counsel in employment, torts, and restraining orders. When people living with HIV face the need for sage legal advice, they can rely on experienced attorneys like Steven. In recognition of his extraordinary service to ALRP clients, ALRP is bestowing its Attorney of the Year award to Steven Chizen.

A special celebration – Bill Hirsh, Esq.

For 24 years, Bill Hirsh has helped lead the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. A zealous advocate for social justice, Bill has fought to secure and strengthen the safety net of services for people living with HIV by expanding access to housing, mental health services and essential health care services. Bill is equally known for being a kind and thoughtful leader who has trained generations of legal services attorneys.

 Special Thanks

The following individuals and businesses have generously

provided significant in-kind donations in support of ALRP. Click below to learn more:

Alter Eco Chocolate

Bizzarros Gala & Event Auctions

Jim Bracken Nonprofit Communications

Eco Terreno Wines & Vineyards

Merchants Exchange Productions

SKÖNA Advertising


We are grateful for our community!

For additional information, please contact Julie Doherty at or 415-701-1200 x301

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